David Llyod
A couple of months back, I was lucky enough to publish a press release promoting David Lloyd's new online comic strip, Aces Weekly. And now, all these months later, once again I'm fortunate enough to speak to the main man himself. So David, mate, it's now over to you...

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1) For those people who don’t know who you are, David, how would you describe yourself and your profession?   A comic strip artist and writer - and now, publisher. That's the way I'd describe it in generally-understood terms, though I'd regret the fact that such a description for regular Joe's is liable to paint a limited mental picture of what I do because of generally-held perceptions. If I said I was a novelist there'd be no limiting vision evoked. The adoption of the term, 'graphic novel', has helped change perceptions a little, but not to a game-changing level.

Beyond that, I'd say l was lucky enough in my career to have helped create a popular work, V For Vendetta, that had become a global success and had been made into a movie.

Aces Weekly
2) What inspired the creation of ‘Aces Weekly’?   The ease of being able to publish without the now-antiquated and expensive means that we've been restricted by in the past. One that allows us to save money that can be directed to the creators of the art and not those whose job is to put it down on paper and distribute it.

3) Can you briefly tell us what your site is all about?   It's a weekly anthology comic magazine of serials and short stories of various kinds by various creators. But it isn't printed, you get it through cyberspace not the comic store. It's tailored for any screen from tablet to desktop and it's available by subscription if you want it delivered to you every Monday in the seven weekly parts that all our volumes initially appear in. Our previous volumes are available for single purchase anytime. So, just like any other print magazine, you start with the current issue and catch up (if you want to) with the back numbers and all the fantastic strips they contain.

4) What song would you say best represents your project and why?   'All you need is love' by the Beatles.

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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Joseph Mallord William Turner. He did his thing. We do our thing. And all our Aces do their thing.

6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with along the way?   I've learnt I had more stamina and reservoirs of strength than I'd imagined I had previously. And though we'd foreseen the obstacle of comic readers' addiction to paper, the strength of it was not, I'm sorry to say.

7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Belief in what I'm doing and why.

8) If you had a personal motto, what would it be?   I have two: expect nothing and you won't be disappointed, and take it slow.

And on that great note, I'd like to thank David for telling us about his new venture, Aces Weekly, before directing you towards his website and twitter pages.